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    White House press secretary changes tune on Super PACs - First Read

    The White House spokesman stated months ago that Romney should denounce an ad that was never even run by a third party Super Pac. Claiming it was the right thing to do.

    Now he is busy stating that Obama and the White House have no control over third party ads by Super Pacs in support of the President.

    So which is it? Right for Republicans to denounce ads while ok for Democrats to claim no responsibility? Or should both parties denounce out of control ads?
     
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    And since NBC aired the first story we have them attempting to cover for the President. They rightly noted in the first piece that Obama spokesman was demanding something from Romney months ago and claiming now the President has no power over exactly what they demanded Romney condemn. ( by the way Romney did condemn it).

    Outside groups drag Obama, Romney campaigns into mud - First Read

    Clear connections between the President, his staff and campaign to the Super Pac that sponsored and aired the ad. And no effort what so ever on the Presidents part to distance himself from it, condemn it or ask it be stopped.

    So the question remains.... Should both Campaigns play by the same rules or does the President get a pass? Romney was asked to condemn an ad and he did. Obama has made absolutely no effort to distance himself from an ad that is an out and out lie. And the Obama team in the White House did the asking and nw claims they have no way to complain about Super Pac ads as they asked Romney to do publicly.
     
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    Maybe you could answer this:

    Why is it you hold the Democrats to a higher standard than Republicans?
     
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    You need to answer your own question since Romney did as he was asked and denounced the ad the White House ask him to. Meanwhile all Obama and the White House have to say about an ad that is a straight up lie is, gee we don't control that Super Pac. When will the President denounce it?

    You asked the question and it is President Obama that has failed to act, not Romney.
     
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    Right now a third party can run an ad and say what they want; which is sorta cool that's what freedom of speech is all about. But, it does seem to me that a political ad oughta be cleared by a candidate or party so that some accountability can be ascribed. I don't think any ad should air unless somebody takes responsibility for it.
     
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    More evidence that many Democrats/liberals have a very narrow, and self-serving, vision of "free speech".
     
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    Every ad has a "paid for by" statement, which tells you who is responsible for it.
     
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    I am damn tired of irresponsible ads where the party or candidate denies any connection; bullshit, if it's done for them they should be accountable. Somebody should approve it or it don't run. I don't give a damn who pays for it.
     
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    I'm sure the people who paid for it approved it.


    So if I go take out a billboard calling your boss a dick head, and I say I did it for you, should you be held accountable?
     
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    If you are doing it on my behalf, then I should assume some accountability for it. If I refuse, then you don't get to air it unless somebody else will approve it.
     

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